More than 40 local comics have won coveted places on JFL or Off-JFL stages. Here’s our guide to the festival’s 514 content.
We spoke to the festival’s director about the 60+ troupes en route to Montreal for the annual celebration of the sketch.
* Adrian Tomine & Leanne Shapton discuss their graphic novels at the Rialto
* Morgan O’Shea, Jess Salomon, Chris Sandiford and Emma Wilkie at ComedyWorks
* Launch of new Little Italy bar la Taverne Cobra
* Tarantino Burlesque at Mademoiselle
* David Bowie Nite at Bar le Ritz PDB
* La Poutine Week begins
* Laetitia Bastiani vernissage at l’Escalier
* Cinema Politica premieres A Syrian Love Story
* Meghan Morrison and Corinna Rose play Chick Pickin’ Mondays at Grumpy’s
* There’s Something Funny Going On comedy night at Blue Dog
* Rihanna edition of Korova Mondays at Blizzarts
* The Man Who Fell to Earth at Dollar Cinema
* Caroline Gravel dances at Arsenal Gallery
* What’s the Problem photography vernissage
* Ladies & Gentlemen Comedy Show at Café Shäika
* Safia Nolin live at Quai des Brumes
* Felt screens at the Phi Centre
* Peace Park skate jam and film screening
* The Phi Centre screens Jauja, starring Viggo Mortensen
* ’90s nostalgia night at the Bell Centre
* Ladies & Gentlemen comedy night at Shäika Café
* The Barr Brothers play the Jazz Fest
* Illa J plays the Jazz Fest
A day by day guide to this city’s anglo stand-up scene.
AND a TV pilot. We spoke to the teams behind Dope Ass World and Dépflies, vying for the CBC’s ComedyCoup competition win.
* Happy Canada Day!
* Poirier & Ghostbeard host Sud-West at Terrasse St-Ambroise
* The Ladies & Gentlemen Comedy Show at Shäika Café
* Alaclair Ensemble play Cabaret du Mile End
Our critics weigh in on six shows playing this week and into the weekend, from improv comedy to drama to risquée variety show.